28 June 2010
I grew up in Dallas, Texas. We lived in a neighborhood filled with lots of families, kids around the same age as my sister and me. It was perfect: swimming pools and bike rides during the spring and summertime, carpooling to school and sleepovers during the fall and winter.
My mother and father were very close to several families in the neighborhood, namely the Lynch's and the Wolfe's. All of the kids were friends and played well together. My dad played racquetball with the fathers and my mom hung out during the day, and on weekends without my dad, with the moms. We were all very close.
Midway through this perfection, though, lives shifted and everything changed. And, eventually the Lynch's moved to Delaware and the Wolfe's moved to California. While the moms all remained friends through my college years, the kids all went in different directions: growing up and growing apart.
Jacking around on facebook one day, I stumbled upon Heather and Josh Lynch. (Heather was my age in school, Josh was Kerry's age.) Josh mentioned something on his page about moving to York, PA for 6 weeks for a project he was working on, so I asked him if he wanted to come down to Baltimore for dinner. I never actually thought he would come to Baltimore, but I thought if he did, hanging out with him would be a fabulous break from my graduate work, which was beginning to make me crazy. He ended up coming down to Baltimore twice during his last week in York and we had a great time together . . . Now Josh and I are really close.
It's been such an amazing experience to reconnect with a childhood friend after 28 years.
23 June 2010
20 June 2010
I haven't been to the barn in a long time, but I got to visit the horse this time around!! My dad's wife, Dede, rides frequently and is currently training her horse using the Parelli method. It was very interesting to watch her maneuver the horse with minimal movement. Enjoy!
19 June 2010
14 June 2010
Baltimore ClayworksJune 5th through June 19th, 2010Opening: June 5th, 6 - 8pm
The Whole Gallery, H & H Building
June 17th through July 19th, 2010
Opening: June 17th, 7 - 9pm
June 25th through July 24th, 2010
Opening: June 25th, 7 - 10pm
Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts
July 15th through October 1st, 2010
Opening: July 15th, 6 - 8pm
Maryland Institute College of Art: Brown Building
July 15th through August 1st, 2010
Commencement and Reception: July 30th, 6 - 8pm
10 June 2010
This is my dad's pond. He started on this project about a year and a half ago. It's grown to be quite an endeavor!! A variety of non-humans enjoy this cool spot . . .
One of about 6 frogs.
A lizard . . .
A turkey taking a sip.
And, of course, Kali. She never misses the feeding of the fish . . .
My students finished a sewing project with Hannah Brancato where they hand-fashioned appliques onto t-shirts to wear in a fashion show sponsored by Youth Dreamers. I am really proud of my students for participating in this exciting event! We all had such a blast at this event!
Congrats to Eric, Q, Halle, Jeff, Donasiah, Evan, and Dajai!! Great job: go YMF!!
Images provided by Hannah Brancato.